Archive for October 2016

Halloween isn't over yet

Halloween isn't over yet
Happy Halloween, although I realize that at this point many of you have already been to your Halloween parties and pumpkin patches. Perhaps you took your kids to a well-regulated, daylight-hours “trunk-or-treat” or “trick-or-treat at local businesses” event. You’ve already carved pumpkins, been to haunted houses, and watched your fill of scary movies. You are... Read more »

The Last Passenger

The Last Passenger
A guest post by Adam Music It has become time for me to begin my own journal, some place where I can share my thoughts outside of the records of this hospital. A place where I can speculate without becoming a patient of this institution myself. For if my theory on The Man in Room... Read more »

Electric Fear

Electric Fear
A guest post by Ro Vigilante The girl could not sleep. Would not sleep. Would will away slumber with all her might. If she allowed her eyes to close much beyond that of a blink, it would rise and move ever closer. She waited and watched because she knew it would inch its way to... Read more »
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The Sugar Prism: Halloween as a diabetic

The Sugar Prism: Halloween as a diabetic
A guest post by Adam Irving You’d think being diabetic would make Halloween a problematic yearly ritual. And for many years, that’s the way it was. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on Halloween night when I was six. Yes, yes, the irony has never been lost on me. That was the end of... Read more »

My mom was a zombie

A guest post by Curt Connolly One of my favorite Halloween memories isn’t really Halloween specific, but It’s close enough in theme and timing, that I hope you can let it slide. My mother is definitely the type of person who needs to be doing things all the time, be it at work or home.... Read more »

The scariest Halloween maze in the world

The scariest Halloween maze in the world
“No adult without a child. No child without an adult.” That’s what was printed across the top of the orange flier. My son shoved the paper into my hands with the enthusiasm of someone redeeming a winning lottery ticket. “See, mom. Kids aren’t just allowed. They are required! Come on. Let’s go! Please!” Having a son who... Read more »
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The Halloween costume my mother wanted me to wear

A guest post by Jack Bonawitz My mother wanted a hero: one of her brothers had been a star athlete in small town Montana, and she believed that the genes which had propelled him to greatness would, when combined with my father’s eastern European genes, create another hero, another star. Her observations of my father... Read more »

What witches do at Halloween: The Spiral Dance version

A guest post by Anne Brannen This Samhain, or Halloween (the 30th of October actually, since the 31st is a Monday, and not a good time for a giant party) about 800 witches (that’s all that will fit into the space this year) will gather in San Francisco for the 37th Annual Spiral Dance. It... Read more »

The Halloween prank

A guest post by Danielle Hontz Halloween eve was ripe with mischief as Shane sat on the porch with Dave and Alicia, trading tales of Halloweens past. Dave sighed. “I suppose we’ll have to endure another equally humiliating prank from you this year. So tell me, what’ll it be: switch our Halloween candy with rocks?... Read more »
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The boy with the ball: A ghost story?

A guest post by J. H. Bernard Rockwell Hall is an old stone building which sits at the western most edge of the campus of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Completed in 1958, its architecture hearkens back to the early 20th century when rust belt robber barons peppered our Midwestern cities with their grand gothic... Read more »